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January 22nd, 2019

ellid @ 07:56 am: Title: Controlled Substances, II
Challenge: drug legalization
Word Count: 100


“Boomslang venom?” Severus slapped down the morning paper. “What next, legalizing nundu musk for use in perfumery? It's equally dangerous.”

“I agree,” said Minerva, not dropping a stitch as she knitted a scarf for one of her late husband's connections. “Clearly the Wizengamot think otherwise.”

“They're dunderheads if they think this is even slightly acceptable. I've a mind to tell them so,” said Severus. He sneered at the picutre of the Hogwarts representative, a mild-mannered fellow named Bakewell who sold specialty jams on market day. “Does this fellow have office hours?”

Minerva set down her knitting. “Perhaps?”

January 21st, 2019

ellid @ 07:52 am: Title: Controlled Substances, I
Challenge: drug legalization
Word Count: 100


Excerpt from The Jordan Rivers Show on WWN-1:

“...the Wizengamot are expected to vote shortly on the controversial proposal to legalize boomslang venom for household use. Although this substance can be deadly, in small quantities it is a crucial ingredient in blood purifying potions, and the Society of Homeopathic Wizards have long lobbied for its removal from the controlled substances schedule.

“However, powerful forces are arrayed against legalization. Her Majesty's Worshipful Society of Magical Apothecaries have issued a statement in opposition, as boomslang venom has anticoagulant properties that can render it lethal when handled by the untrained. wizard...”

January 20th, 2019

alisanne @ 02:06 pm: Challenge #777: "Snape and Drug Legalization"
Challenge 777: Snape and Drug Legalization

As it happens, your mod lives in a US state where marijuana was recently legalized. And since I'm in health care, a lot of people like to ask me about access to marijuana.
Let's extrapolate to the magical world. How would Snape react to the legalization of a previously illicit substance? A certain potion perhaps, or even an ingredient?
However you see it, this week we'll discuss Snape and Drug Legalization.

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Current Mood: thoughtful

January 18th, 2019

ellid @ 07:51 am: Title: Inventories, III
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100


The accounting wallahs sent by the Board of Governors sat quietly as Minerva introduced the staff, the oldest visibly yawning by the end. It was clear they expected yet another boring list of numbers, and would treat it accordingly.

That ended when Minerva asked for the school inventories. Severus bowed, turned, and snapped his fingers, then stepped back as a dozen elves, each balancing a foot-thick stack of parchment on its head, processed in and deposited the fruits of his labors on the conference room table.

“The results of my investigation, ladies and gentlemen. I trust this is sufficient?”

January 17th, 2019

ellid @ 07:57 am: Title: Inventories, II
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100


Severus' stores may have been “shipshape and Bristol fashion,” as his Muggle gran had put it, but the same could not be said of his colleagues. The Quidditch changing rooms were appalling, even after a concerted investigation to determine what had happened to the winter-grade uniforms, and the less said about Divination, the better. Even with every elf in the castle assisting, tracking down every missing bat, broom, and ancient tin or box of White Tippy Dragon Oolong of the Five Elemental Winds would be a nightmare.

So of course Minerva put Severus in charge of straightening it all out.

January 16th, 2019

ellid @ 07:52 am: Title: Inventories, I
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100


“Remind me again why we are inventorying every single object in the ruddy castle?” Severus, who had just spent eight excruciating days inventorying his still room, the Slytherin House common room and dormitories, and a goodly chunk of the Head of School's wine cellar, downed a headache tincture in one gulp. “I still had to order my books for the fall and - “

“The Board of Governors require a periodic inventory. If anything is missing, we need to investigate, account for the loss, and make it good.” Minerva sighed. “I don't like it either, but needs must.”

January 13th, 2019

alisanne @ 02:15 pm: Challenge #776: "Investigation"
Challenge 776: Investigation

This week we take a break from wizarding societies and instead we'll have a simple prompt word: Investigation.
Maybe your mod has been watching too much television news, but that seems to be the word of the week.
So, let's discuss Snape and investigation, in whatever context you like.

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Current Mood: working

January 11th, 2019

ellid @ 07:50 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, XI
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


Twenty-five years later:

“Professor Snape!” One of the seventh years rushed up, a letter clutched in her hand. “I've been offered the position! Look!”

“Miss Fawley, kindly do not run in the castle. You know the staircases - “

“Here!” Miss Fawley shoved the paper under Severus' nose. “The Society for Vampire Tolerance wants me as their chief apothecary. Isn't it wonderful?”

Severus blinked. His grandfather's obsession with vampire tolerance had been a Prince family joke for decades, and he had to cough to cover the urge to laugh. “Congratulations,” he said at last. “What excellent news.”

January 10th, 2019

ellid @ 07:57 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, X
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


Two years later:

“He looks like a vampire, he does,” muttered Theophrastus as his grandson toddled over to the bookshelf. “Doesn't like the sun, he's got - ”

“Drop it, dear,” his wife muttered back. “Eileen still hasn't forgotten you trying to get her a job with that nasty Tolerance place. What about young lad who nearly got sucked to death?”

“They improved the protections for employees - “

Little Severus pulled out a book with a yell and tried to rip out a recipe.

“Do be still,” said Aradia, and hurried to her grandson's side.

January 9th, 2019

ellid @ 07:49 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, IX
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


“You need a new hobby,” said Aradia. Her voice was thick with exhaustion. “Sending off for pamphlets from God knows what organization - “

Squibs need support, if they're to live amongst us.

“ - which is not relevant since little Severus is a wizard.”

You don't know that!

“I tested him myself – Eileen apparated home and fetched him this afternoon. You would have met him if you hadn't been trying to find her a job working for vampires.” Aradia yawned despite her annoyance.

She still may -

“Good night, Theo,” said Aradia, and fell asleep.

January 8th, 2019

ellid @ 07:47 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, VIII
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


Theophrastus snorted – silently, Aradia's wordless spells were all but unbreakable – and summoned his wand. What if her Muggle leaves her? The Society for Tolerance would be a steady job he wrote in glowing letters above their bed.

Aradia dismissed the letters with a wave of her hand. “They've been married less than a year. Heaven knows I wouldn't have wanted a Muggle for a son-in-law, but better if they're together than not now that there's a child.”

She should have a job! Theophrastus wrote.

“Not being a blood donor to a vampire nest, she doesn't,” said Aradia.

January 7th, 2019

ellid @ 07:47 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, VII
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


“She could get a job,” Theophrastus said later that night, just as Aradia was falling asleep. “A job in our world. She wouldn't need the Muggle and - “

“Theo. She married him and had his child.” Aradia rolled over to face him. “She isn't going to leave him, at least not immediately.”

“The Society for the Tolerance of Vampires needs a clerk. Our girl would be perfect for it.” Theophrastus propped himself on one elbow. “She could stay here, we could look after her Squib – I mean son, and - “

“Silencio!” cried Aradia.

January 6th, 2019

alisanne @ 03:22 pm: Challenge #775: "Snape and The Society for Tolerance of Vampires"
Challenge 775: Snape and The Society for the Tolerance of Vampires

My apologies for missing last week's prompt post! With all the havoc surrounding the holidays, your mod forgot, and by the time I remembered it was too late.

Anyway, we're back, happy new year, and we'll continue our exploration of Snape and various societies.
As it says on the tin, this society advocates for a better relationship between humans and vampires. Since some believe Snape is a vampire, would he have anything to do with this group, or would he avoid them? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Society for the Tolerance of Vampires.

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Current Mood: thoughtful

January 4th, 2019

ellid @ 07:51 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, VI
Challenge: Society for the Support of Squibs
Word Count: 100


“She could have taken a pamphlet,” Theophrastus said after Eileen had gone home with a promise to come back with her son for Saturday tea. “This kind of marriage rarely ends well.”

“If the child is levitating, he's not a Squib.” Aradia dismissed all the information he'd carefully gathered from the Society. “You were a Ravenclaw and should know better.”

“We're talking about our daughter, not some - ”

Aradia closed her eyes. “She may need to come home, Theo. Let's try to make her feel welcome in that case.”

Theophrastus sighed. She was right, as usual.

January 3rd, 2019

ellid @ 08:00 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, V
Challenge: Society for the Support of Squibs
Word Count: 100


“She married a Muggle and - “

“Theophrastus. Stop.” Aradia rarely raised her voice, but when she did it was terrifying. “Eileen and I are catching up. You can join us later.”

“She gave birth to a Squib. That's all you need to know,” he said. “Do you want that staining the family reputation? Do you?”

Eileen stiffened. Her mother acted first. “What I want,” said Aradia in a low, cold voice, “is to speak to Eileen, alone. If your input is desired, we will call you. Until then, kindly take your literature and leave us be.”

January 2nd, 2019

ellid @ 07:48 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, IV
Challenge: Society for the Support of Squibs
Word Count: 100


“Theo? What is going on?” Aradia Prince emerged from the parlor, knitting needles clicking in their familiar rhythm in her wake. “Why are you – Eileen? What are you - “

“She's leaving,” said Theophrastus, reaching angrily for the door. “Her Muggle and the Squib - “

“He's not a Squib!”

“Enough!” Aradia drew her wand and brushed her husband aside. The knitting needles and yarn wrapped about his casting hand long enough for her to pull her daughter into her arms. “Oh my dearest girl, my darling, where have you been? I've missed you so!”

December 28th, 2018

ellid @ 07:30 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, III
Challenge: Society for the Support of Squibs
Word Count: 100


“Magic doesn't go away, Da.” Eileen's voice softened slightly. “He's a wizard. Honor bright.”

“You're the brat's mother. You can't possibly be objective.” Theophrastus, rage fading despite himself, turned away from his only child. “Eileen, why? Why a Muggle?”

“Love makes one do funny things. Auntie Astromelia couldn't cast a spell to save her life, but Gran never turned her away for being a Squib.”

“That's where the Society came in,” said Theophrastus. He summoned a yellowed pamphlet from the sideboard. “At least read their literature in case he truly is a Squib. It couldn't hurt.”

December 27th, 2018

ellid @ 07:54 am: Title: It's a Family Affair, II
Challenge: Society for the Support of Squibs
Word Count: 100


“He's not a Squib!” Eileen's eyes narrowed in a way that her gobstones opponents had learned to fear. “He's been tested – vicar at St. Simon Magus said he had to shove him into the font, he kept levitating. That's not a Squib!”

Her father yanked the door open all the way and stared at mother and child. “Maybe there's magic now but it won't last. It never does.”

“That's nonsense! Your own great-grandmother was Muggleborn!“

“And my gran belonged to the Society because her brother was a Squib. Throw in Muggle blood and it's bloody inevitable!”

December 24th, 2018

ellid @ 07:35 am: Title: It's a Family Affair
Challenge: Society for the Support of Squibs
Word Count: 100


“I told you not to bring your woods colt here.” Theophrastus Prince moved to shut the door in his former daughter's face. “Just because you chose to disgrace yourself - “

Eileen shoved her hand under his nose so he couldn't miss the thin strip of gleaming gold on her finger. “Married at the Registry Office in Halifax half a year ago. Severus is legitimate.”

Theophrastus narrowed his eyes. “Even if a Muggle marriage was valid - “

“Which it is!”

“ - this is not the Society for the Support of Squibs. Take your brat and go!”

December 23rd, 2018

alisanne @ 08:49 am: Challenge #774: "Snape and The Society for the Support of Squibs"
Challenge 774: Snape and The Society for the Support of Squibs

This society was founded in the early 1900s, presumably to support Squibs. Would Snape have any involvement with them? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Society for the Support of Squibs.

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